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The Tartan
Dressed by William M. Allen

Tag: 4-5 wraps of fine silver wire and gold floss

Tail: A red rump feather of the golden pheasant

Rib: Wide silver tinsel

Body: Seals fur dyed claret and picked out

Hackle: Red cock's feather palmered over the lower two-thirds of the body. Above that a long-fibred blue-grey heron's rump feather, leaving a full mass at the shoulder

Throat: A pintail or teal hackle, tied above the wing

Wings: Two long strips of silver-grey turkey

Head: Black ostrich herl and tie off

This version of The Tartan was tied by William (Billy) M. Allen, the fourth contributor in the early years of Salmonfly.Net. You can see more flies tied by Billy on his introduction page - The Flies of William M. Allen.

 

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